Carmen Giménez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognizableBe Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen Giménez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion—a...
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Be Recorder: Poems Reviews
Carmen Giménez Smith is an utter genius. Her poems weave their way through the expectations of capitalism and government restraint and family ties and personal ambition. I saw myself, and most of America, in this timeless dream of a collection.
so good I read it twice through
This was magical.
Carmen Giménez Smith’s newest poetry collection is an electric meditation on identity and otherness in America. She masterfully wrestles with and illuminates these themes throughout her work, crescendoing with the masterful, epic title poem,
. With beautiful, powerful language that just begs to be read aloud; Smith’s bold new collection will stay with me for a long time.
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